Research and data for food security and nutrition: Building food policy research capacity in Eurasia

Building strong domestic capacity for food policy research in Eurasia is important for ensuring food and nutrition security in the region. This idea, reiterated by all speakers and participants, was the keynote of the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia held at Lomonosov Moscow State University on May 26, 2017.

International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia and Moscow launch of the 2017 Global Food Policy Report

The International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia featuring the 2017 Global Food Policy Report will take place at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Economics Department, on May 26, 2017. The conference is organized by the MSU’s Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the World >> Read more

Mixed methods research in action: Using qualitative methods to complement quantitative approaches

Questions about the practical advantages and how-to’s of mixed-methods research are often posed by researchers who plan to collect quantitative data and are considering whether to add a qualitative component. Benefits of qualitative research stretch far beyond enhancing the interpretation of quantitative results and may even lead to greater publication and funding opportunities from richer >> Read more

Fish to 2050 in the ASEAN region

Fisheries and aquaculture are increasingly becoming a primary source of protein and micronutrients, foreign exchange, livelihoods, and well-being for the population in the ASEAN region. The new WorldFish/IFPRI report presents a baseline projection of fish supply, net trade, consumption and nutrition in the ASEAN region to 2050. According to the paper, fish production in the region will >> Read more

Making social protection more nutrition sensitive: why should we care?

Harold Alderman, IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow whose research on linkages between social protection and nutrition PIM supports, gave an overview presentation titled ‘Making social protection more nutrition sensitive’ at the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition that took place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on December 1-2.